Two immigration webinars: June 5 and June 8

Two upcoming webinars present opportunities to learn more about the federal budget process and specific actions churches can take to show hospitality to immigrants.

June 5: Faith community response to an unfaithful budget

In the coming months, the U.S. Congress will debate cuts to the refugee resettlement program and increased funding for immigrant detention, deportations, and border militarization. Join this Interfaith Immigration Coalition webinar to learn how the faith community can strategically respond and engage its constituents on the budget and appropriations process.

Speakers will include Jen Smyers, Church World Service, and Hannah Graf Evans, Friends Committee on National Legislation.

June 8: What can your church do to help immigrants?

  • Thursday, June 8, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. EDT
  • Visit to stream live

Now more than ever, followers of Jesus have a chance to show God’s compassion for immigrants. Learn how your church can get involved with this free webinar. We’ll discuss sanctuary churches, how to show hospitality to immigrants, and much more.

Panelists will include Sarah Jackson, founder and director of Casa de Paz, Denver, Colo.; Byron Pellecer, Associate Conference Minister for Western District Conference; and Tammy Alexander, Mennonite Central Committee (MCC). Sponsored by the Peace and Justice Support Network of Mennonite Church USA, Mennonite Mission Network, and MCC.

Additional immigration resources

May 26 Immigration update

MCC immigration resources at

Alert prepared by Tammy Alexander, Senior Legislative Associate for Domestic Affairs, June 1, 2017. Adapted from an alert sent by the Interfaith Immigration Coalition and information from the Peace and Justice Support Network of Mennonite Church USA.

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